With the opening of the preseason bearing down on the New York Giants and a few roster changes having been made over the past week let’s update our unofficial depth chart.
This is my best estimation of how things stand right now. Please don’t freak out if you disagree with where I have put certain players. The preseason games are coming, and those will help clarify how the roster will eventually look.
Nikita Whitlock, Will Johnson
I’m listing Johnson as a fullback even though he’s really a tight end/H-Back and putting him even with Whitlock. Ben McAdoo says the fullback and tight end positions are lumped in together, so I will treat them that way.
Andre Williams, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins
Bobby Rainey, Marshaun Coprich
I have Vereen No. 2 simply because he is the only back besides Jennings with a defined role at this point. The competition between Williams, Darkwa and Perkins to see who gets the role as Jennings’ backup is too close to call.
Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Victor Cruz
Dwayne Harris, Geremy Davis, Myles White
Roger Lewis, Darius Powe, Tavarres King
Anthony Dable, Kadron Boone, K.J.Maye
Your guess is as good as mine right now as to who ends up with the final couple of wide receiver roster spots.
Matt LaCosse, Jerell Adams, Ryan Malleck
Perhaps Donnell has a better chance to stick around than I thought.
Starters — Ereck Flowers (LT), Justin Pugh (LG), Weston Richburg (C), John Jerry (RG), Marshall Newhouse (RT)
2nd team — Byron Stingily (LT), Adam Gettis (LG), Shane McDermott (C), Emmett Cleary (RG), Bobby Hart (RT)
Others — Brett Jones (C), Dillon Farrell (G), Ryan Seymour (G-T), Jake Rodgers (OT)
I remain convinced that at least one, possibly two, linemen not currently on the 90-man roster will be part of the regular season roster.
Olivier Vernon, Jason Pierre-Paul
Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Kerry Wynn
Mike Rose, Stansley Maponga, Ishaq Williams
Damon Harrison, Johnathan Hankins
Jay Bromley, Greg Milhouse
Montori Hughes, Louis Nix III
Jermelle Cudjo, Davon Coleman
If the 53-man roster was being determined today, Milhouse would make it. Will that still be the case a month from now?
Kennard is the only sure thing.
Landon Collins, Darian Thompson
Nat Berhe, Bennett Jackson
Andrew Adams, Justin Currie, Mykkele Thompson, Cooper Taylor
At this point it will be a major upset if Darian Thompson is not a starter.